"And you have no idea what you’re up against
Because I’ve seen what they look like
Becoming perfect as if sterling silver chainsaws went cascading
And as always innocent like roller coaster fatality
Like ghosts in the snow…”
Through the Years: Gerard and Mikey Way
My bird discovering her belly for the first time. She’s such a clown.
I Will Play My Game Beneath The Spin Light
"It’s okay to not be okay" was one of the first lessons I learned from #MCR. It’s also the one I seemed to forget most readily when they disbanded.
With the daunting finality of “Fake Your Death” looming tonight, I just wanted to reflect and make peace with the fact that I, personally, am “not okay” just yet. I’m not ready for the release of what is the symbolic end of something that was my lifeline. Healing is personal, and everyone goes it at their pace and in different ways. There has been such pressure all along to be strong and rational. Rationally, I think most of us can understand the end of our favorite band, but emotions don’t just disappear because you understand something.
A lesson I learned a bit later from MCR is that you can’t be a victim or lash out at the world when it hurts you. As we, the MCRmy, move toward ‘May Death Never Stop You,’ I think it’s especially important to remind ourselves never to think “Why did MCR do this *to us*?” but “Why did MCR do this *for themselves*?”
Things will get better–another lesson the band taught me–but, I know that I don’t need to rush the process or feel weak when it hurts.
It’s actually a super-common misquote. Haha! The real quote is: “I am the master of the wicket.”
He said that during the croquet scene in the making of the second “I’m Not Okay (I Promise)” video.
And! It’s actually not even a quote by him. If you watch the making-of video, you’ll notice that he repeats it back from Marc Webb who tells him to deliver it as a line. :]
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